Scott & Rosie •• Timeless Wedding

In early November, I made the trek home from Minneapolis to North Central Iowa to photograph the wedding of a dear friend, Scott.  I've been friends with Scott for nearly 15 years and we somehow made it through our awkward pre-teen years together and remain great friends today.  Being able to capture his wedding day was beyond incredible.

Scott and Rosie had a short engagement because they wanted one thing and one thing only - to spend every waking moment from here on out as husband and wife.  Their love is based strongly in their faith and their grace with one another is so apparent.  Scott spent their blustery wedding day warming her up and watching them together was the sweetest thing.

I could share this whole day in black and white.  The tuxes with bowties.  The wedding dress with the high neckline.  The classic gold wedding bands (which were family heirlooms). The stained glass windows of the church.  The whole day screamed 1950s and the black and white images feel so natural to me. 

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Is this image from 2017 or 1957? So. darn. classic.

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Their excitement here was so sweet. The both got a fit of the giggles and it was adorable.

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It was an absolute blast working with this bridal party!  I've known most of the guys for more than half my life (including one that I went to daycare with at the age of 2!) and the gals were hilarious running in and out of vans to warm up and piling their jackets everywhere.  It was memorable, for sure!

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Folks, their dog was SMILING! How funny?! Moments after these were taking, he shot across the church yard, his leash flying in the wind.  He had to get some energy out before his big job - walking down the aisle!

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Rosie's embrace with her dad at the end of the aisle was drawn out and beautiful, like she was telling him "I'll always be your baby." (And I sobbed, of course.)

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Rosie's dad gave part of the message during the ceremony and he gave Scott & Rosie the recipe to a long, happy marriage, which he called "Love Casserole." The result? LOTS of belly laughs!

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This kiddo was ready to get to the reception! He started his own dance party in the aisle.

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A quick squeeze to their parents to say "thanks for EVERYTHING."

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After the ceremony, we headed to Rosie's family farm to celebrate the fact that they are MARRIED! These shots are some of my favorites of the day because their happiness was so tangible. 

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Scott and Rosie choose this gluten-free cake from Bread & Buttercreme.

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I adore when couples display the history of love in their families at the reception! It always makes me think about how, one day, their wedding images will be a treasure for their children and grandchildren.

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This wedding took place on Veteran's Day and Scott made sure to acknowledge all of the service men and women who were in attendance.

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Cheers to these two mothers for throwing this party and getting it all planned quickly!

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Congratulations to you, Scott & Rosie.  May you always remember how brightly your love burns for one another!